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Hi everyone!

Played PoE 1 and and played a little of Deadfire (got distracted by an game release, that was like a year ago).

So, I thought I’d start fresh in Deadfire.

Got some ideas on what I want to build, it’s just a matter of picking one. But if you have any other ideas this is how I like to play.

No, I don’t play on very high difficulty, and yes I still want give some thought into my build. Just because I prefer playing for RP and leisure does not mean should “not worry about” or “play what I like”. You can still make planned out build and not care about the details.

If you disagree you can take your comments elsewhere.


I like an easy, versatile, and well rounded build. From the way I see it, I like your standard Copy-and-past hero. Your Skywalker, Mario, Frodo and Jack Ryan. The character you immediately know “That’s the protagonist”. 

I would say “balanced”, but if it requires a lot of thought to keep balanced then I’ll just go without, most weaknesses and lack of synergy in most Rpgs are not game ending as people think they are. In my honest opinion at least.

Not a lot of details to worry about like min/maxing, micromanaging, or reliant on specific gear or skills/spells.

There are two ways I approach gameplay, in and out of combat. In combat I like focusing on pure combat, balancing between close and long range for whatever the situation requires, spells/skills/ and other such tricks on a whim not relying on them.

Buffs and Debuffs are fine if you can remember to use them diligently, but that is not the case for me, I’m a “Oh yeah, I can do that!” Kind of guy.

I’ve alway been an agile Dps fighter in other games, I do like things like great swords and heavy armor, but what I do is take the item and test it out a little. Then give it a companion with the right build, go back to my preferred build, and live vicariously the my party members.

Outside combat; I’m the complete opposite, while I am quick to jump into combat a lot of the time (Not every time, but half the time). I try to avoid combat anyway I can, or at least try to use the most cleaver approach to any situation. This can be either using a diplomatic approach, using intuition checks. Or lies, stealing, picking locks, intimidation, and other such delightfully shady chicanery. Most cases I’m a rogue, but there are exceptions if I can get the right skill set.

Alright, took a minute but I think that’s everything. Now, for the builds I have in mind as mentioned in the title. All builds will focus mainly on two weapon style and medium to light armor, they are also are multiclass.


The Vampire: As you probably guessed this is a Bloodmage, again while not reliant on specific spells, this build will have Vampiric themed spells. Like the Concelhaut brand spells (Brandname magic? Weird, but makes sense). Mixed with Rogue, especially a Trickster, the themes fit amazingly. However, I find the the fighter and it’s health regeneration has an even better fit to the vampire concept, the idea that vampires healing from any wound right in the midst of battle. And as vampires tend to be viewed as enigmatic and eccentric nobles, I like the idea of a courtly blood knight. I like Pale Elf for this build, simply because they look the most like vampires.


The Harlequin: This is a Mindstalker, specifically a Trickster/Soulblade. No assembly required, ready to go right of the box. This is great a Dps fighter, which as I said I enjoy, and playing as an Hearth Orlan with the crit chance is not bad either. Plus, a Trickster/Soulblade Orlan is the perfect tricky little gremlin (No offense to Serafen and Mirke).


The Watcher: This is the Hierophant build, subs unknown, most likely Wizard will be no sub. Now, I know caster/caster Multiclass isn’t very popular, especially since Wizard can’t generate focus. But I think the Heirophant is the epitome of what a “Watcher” is supposed to look like (To me at least). And the Heirophant, IMO, is not as bad as some of the other double caster multi’s. And again I will be playing with a forgiving difficulty, does that mean I’m out danger from doing something really stupid and getting killed? Of course not. Cipher will also make up for some Wizard’s lack of physical damage, as for defense, enough levels and good armor should handle that fine. This will be a Human, while I don’t like how situational Fighting Spirit is, should work well with Heirophant in case things get sticky.


The War Forged: This is a Battlemage tank with a focus on Pyromancy. This build probably will do better with Two-Hand weapons and heavy armor, which is fine, like I said. I am flexible. This will definitely be a fun build as well as easy to use. I can’t think of any better race than a Fire Godlike, they look great and the racial fits like a glove. 

let me know what Y’all think, any suggestions is welcome, I know I don’t rely on specific skills/spells/gear. But if you’re into that, I’ll listen, just be concise and speak layman.

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Wizard/Psion (Cipher subclass that regenerates focus on time like a Chanter generates his phrases) sounds like a combination that could be fun for you. However, it is not great for melee combat but is focused on casting. But it's extremely versatile and useful in general and for me was a lot of fun to play. Wizard's defense buffs make it easier to not get hit (stops the focus gain briefly) and later the best defense buff of the Cipher (Borrowed Instincts) even stacks with most of the wizard's self buffs (see Mirrored Images, Arcane Veil etc.). Vanilla Wizard/Psion works well.

Another good Hierophant variant could be Bloodmage/Soulblade - because the Soulblade's attack "Soul Annihilation" works very well with Citzal's Spirit Lance (a wizard-only summoned pike that does AoE damage naturally). Great mix of defense, melee and casting. Also works as vanilla Wizard/Soulblade.


Trickster/Soulblade in general is a good combo, you cannot really fail with it. Good defense with fantastic offensive capability.


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